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Tribute to Snip, Veterans planned at the Arthur Fireworks

Marty Miller and Snip. The Rural Patriot will pay tribute to his fallen horse Snip and all those who have served during the Arthur Fireworks on July 31. The Rural Patriot will pay tribute to his fallen horse Snip and all those who have served during the Arthur Fireworks on July 31. Proudly brandishing an…

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Record Herald News welcomes Blake Faith

We are very excited to introduce our new staff writer/sportswriter, Blake Faith and he is eager to start this journey with the Record Herald News and introduce himself to the readers and communities. Faith was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois and has loved writing since he was young. He went to Eisenhower High School…

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Extensive Damage Avoided at Rural Atwood Home

Atwood Assistant Chief Dale Wiens and Hammond Assistant Chief Gary Gee are observing the lightning damage as members of the Atwood Fire Department remove the siding on Doris Gregory’s house. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Doris Gregory, west of Atwood, was very fortunate on Sunday, July 25, when her house had a smoldering fire, she…

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Splash Pad coming soon to Fletcher Park

By BLAKE FAITH Staff Writer The Mt. Zion Village Board met on July 19 and approved both of their action items. The items included were the approval of an agreement for professional engineering and land surveying services between the village of Mt. Zion and Martin Engineering Company and approving the change order and final pay…

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MTZ School Board approves return to learn plan

By BLAKE FAITH Staff Writer The Mt. Zion School Board met on July 20 and approved the return to learn plan. This return to learn plan is a step to regain somewhat of a normal school year. “I think we’re excited to have all the kids back five days a week and get back to…

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Golf Cart Regulations, Renewals Discussed by Atwood Village Board

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer The Atwood Village Board discussed unlicensed golf carts at the regular meeting of the board on Monday, July 12. Village Clerk Nancy Wierman told the board that she has a list of residents with a golf cart that have not renewed their license. Other members commented on seeing golf carts…

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Rajah Memorial Park… Here We Go…We Need Your Help

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer A few months ago, the dedication of the Tug Wilson Memorial was held and everyone was anxious for Rajah Memorial Park to begin. Now is the time, the committee needs your help. Professional workers will be on hand to show workers what to do. Hard layout work on Phase 1…

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Atwood Veteran’s Memorial Committee Named

Veteran’s Memorial Committee Named. Front row, Bev Obert and Jessie Yoder. Back row, John Brandenberg, Jim McCollum, Gary Appleby and Howard Kamm. The Atwood American Legion has named a committee to begin work of planning the veteran Memorial to be placed in Rajah Memorial Park. Ken Caraway, Commander of Post 770 has named six people…

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TOWN HALL MEETING

TOWN HALL MEETING. State Representatives Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) and Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) hosted a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, July 20 at Coz’s in Mt. Zion. Around 60 constituents were in attendance to learn more about legislation pending in the Illinois General Assembly. The two also addressed important issues concerning the state budget, FOID, schools…

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